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Feb 24, 2019 Vedanta Desikan
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This is Vedanta Desikan’s Abhaya Pradana Saram.  The Sri Vaishnava sect is divided into two sub-sects, Thenkalai and Vadakalai.  Thenkalais follow Pillai Lokacharya and Manavala Mamunigal.  Vadakalais follow Vedanta Desikan, a 13th century Sri Vaishnava Acharya.  He was the shishya of his maternal uncle Kidambi Appullar, and he was instrumental in saving the Sri Rangam temple during the Muslim invasion. In any case, the Abhaya Pradhana Saram is a work by Vedanta Desikan about Sharanagati...
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Feb 10, 2019 Vedanta Desikan
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This is K.S. Krishna Thathachariar’s translation of Vedanta Desikan’s Yadavabhyudayam.  Vedanta Desikan was a Sri Vaishnava Acharya who lived in the 13th century.  He was instrumental in saving the Sri Rangam temple from the Muslim invasions.  Vadakalai Sri Vaishnavas follow Vedanta Desikan’s teachings, in contrast to Thenkalai Sri Vaishnavas who follow the teachings of Pillai Lokacharya and Manavala Mamunigal. In any case, the Yadavabhyudayam is a Sanskrit epic poem composed by...
Topic: sri-vaishnava vaishnavism vedanta-desikan krishna hinduism
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Jan 25, 2019 Govinda Jeeyar, Yadavaprakasa
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This is Patrick Olivelle's English translation of Govinda Jeeyar's Yatiraja Samucchaya.  By far the most famous Sri Vaishnava Acharya is Ramanujacharya, who lived in the 11th century.  But before he was a Sri Vaishnava, Ramanujacharya was a disciple of a guru named Yadava Prakasha, who propounded a Vedantic philosophy called Svabhavika Bhedabheda.  Ramanujacharya disagreed with Yadava Prakasha's teachings, and this created a rift between teacher and student that eventually led Yadava...
Topic: hinduism ramanuja sri-vaishnava visistadvaita sanyasa
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Jan 18, 2019 Ramanujacharya, Periyavachan Pillai
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This is V.V. Ramanujam's translation of Ramanujacharya's Gadya Trayam with Periyavachan Pillai's Vyakhyanam.  By the far the most famous Acharya of the Sri Vaishnava sect is Ramanujacharya, who lived in the 11th century.  Ramanujacharya's most famous works are his philosophical works, like the Sri Bhashya and the Bhagavad Gita Bhashya, which expound the Sri Vaishnava philosophy of Visistadvaita Vedanta.  But he also composed three prose hymns to Vishnu: the Sharanagati Gadyam, the Sri Ranga...
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Jan 18, 2019 Nadadur Ammal
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This is  M.A. Venkatakrishnan's English translation of Nadadur Ammal's Tattva Sara.   Nadadur Ammal, aka Vatsya Varadacharya, was a 12th century Sri Vaishnava Acharya.  He was the grandson of Ramanujacharya’s nephew Nadadur Alwan, and he was one of the greatest experts on Ramanujacharya’s Sri Bhashya of all time.  He had many famous disciples, including Kidambi Apullar, uncle and guru of Vedanta Desikan, and Vadakku Thiruveedhi Pillai, father and guru of Pillai Lokacharya.  It is due...
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Jan 15, 2019 Nadadur Ammal
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This is Patrick Olivelle's English translation of the Yatilinga Smarthana chapter of Nadadur Ammal's Sri Bhashya Prameya Mala.   Nadadur Ammal, aka Vatsya Varadacharya, was a 12th century Sri Vaishnava Acharya.  He was the grandson of Ramanujacharya’s nephew Nadadur Alwan, and he was one of the greatest experts on Ramanujacharya’s Sri Bhashya of all time.  He had many famous disciples, including Kidambi Apullar, uncle and guru of Vedanta Desikan, and Vadakku Thiruveedhi Pillai, father...
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Jan 7, 2019 Nadadur Ammal
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This is A. Srinivasa Raghavan's English translation of Nadadur Ammal's Para Tattva Nirnaya.  Nadadur Ammal, aka Vatsya Varadacharya, was a 12th century Sri Vaishnava Acharya.  He was the grandson of Ramanujacharya’s nephew Nadadur Alwan, and he was one of the greatest experts on Ramanujacharya’s Sri Bhashya of all time.  He had many famous disciples, including Kidambi Apullar, uncle and guru of Vedanta Desikan, and Vadakku Thiruveedhi Pillai, father and guru of Pillai Lokacharya.  It is...
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Dec 31, 2018 Nadadur Ammal
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This is Nadadur Ammal’s Prapanna Parijata in English.  Nadadur Ammal, aka Vatsya Varadacharya, was a 12th century Sri Vaishnava Acharya.  He was the grandson of Ramanujacharya’s nephew Nadadur Alwan, and he was one of the greatest experts on Ramanujacharya’s Sri Bhashya of all time.  He had many famous disciples, including Kidambi Apullar, uncle and guru of Vedanta Desikan, and Vadakku Thiruveedhi Pillai, father and guru of Pillai Lokacharya.  It is due to philosophical differences...
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Oct 8, 2018 Yamunacharya
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This is the complete works of Yamunacharya in English.  The most popular Vaishnava sect in Tamil Nadu is the Sri Vaishnava sect, which reveres the devotional poetry of the Alwars, subscribes to a Vedantic philosophy called Visistadvaita, and emphasizes Sharanagati or complete surrender to Vishnu.  And the most Sri Vaishnava Acharya is Ramanujacharya, who had his 1000th birthday last year.  But Ramanujacharya was by no means the founder of Sri Vaishnavism.   Yamunacharya, aka Alavandar, is...
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Mar 27, 2018
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This is Hendrik Bodewitz's translation of Book 1 of the Jaiminiya Brahmana of the Sama Veda.  The core scriptures of Hinduism are the four Vedas - Rig, Yajur, Sama, and Atharvana.  Each of the four Vedas has four parts - Samhitas, Brahmanas, Aranyakas, and Upanishads.  Now one of the Brahmanas of the Sama Veda is the Jaiminiya Brahmana.  As far as I can tell, the Jaiminiya Brahmana hasn't been translated into English in its entirety, but Book 1 of it has.  That is what's presented here....
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Mar 24, 2018 Bhartrihari
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This is K.A. Subramaniya Iyer's translation of Bhartrihari's Vakyapadiya.  Bhartrihari was an ancient Hindu grammarian who lived in the 5th century.  But he was more than that; he was also a philosopher.  Based on his study of Sanskrit grammar, he founded a philosophy of language called Sphotavada, according to which language consists of bursts of sounds called which convey meaning.  This is in contrast to Varnavada, the philosophy of language most Hindus follow which says that we hear...
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Mar 22, 2018 Shri Harsha
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This is Ganganatha Jha's translation of Shri Harsha's Khandana Khanda Khadya.  Traditionally, there were six schools of Hindu philosophy: Samkhya, Yoga, Nyaya, Vaisheshika, Purva Mimamsa, and Vedanta.  Nowadays, almost all Hindus belong to the Vedanta school, the others being dead.  Now how does a school of Hindu philosophy die?  The work I am uploading here may be part of the answer.   The Khandana Khanda Khadya is a work by the 12th Advaita philosopher Shri Harsha which seeks to refute...
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Mar 21, 2018 Sureshvaracharya
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This is R. Balasubramanian's translation of Sureshvaracharya's Taittiriya Upanishad Bhashya Vartika.  The core scriptures of Hinduism are the four Vedas - Rig, Yajur, Sama, and Atharvana.  Each of the four Vedas has four parts - Samhitas, Brahmanas, Aranyakas, and Upanishads.  Almost all Hindus today belong to the Vedanta school, which focuses on the Upanishads.  Within Vedanta there are different philosophies, like Advaita, Dvaita, Visistadvaita, etc.  Advaita says that the world is an...
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Mar 16, 2018 Sureshvaracharya
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This is Sureshvaracharya's Brihadaranyaka Upanishad Bhashya Vartika in English.  The core scriptures of Hinduism are the four Vedas - Rig, Yajur, Sama, and Atharvana.  Each of the four Vedas has four parts - Samhitas, Brahmanas, Aranyakas, and Upanishads.  Almost all Hindus today belong to the Vedanta school, which focuses on the Upanishads.  Within Vedanta there are different philosophies, like Advaita, Dvaita, Visistadvaita, etc.  Advaita says that the world is an illusion and that the...
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This is the complete Shukla Yajur Veda in English.  The core scriptures of Hinduism are the four Vedas: Rig, Yajur, Sama, and Atharvana.  Each of the four Vedas has four parts: Samhitas, Brahmanas, Aranyakas, and Upanishads.  Yet usually when you see a book called "Yajur Veda", it just means the Yajur Veda Samhita.  That's what I intend to remedy with this document; this is the complete Shukla Yajur Veda with Samhita, Brahmanas, Aranyaka, and Upanishad portions. I should explain...
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This is the complete Rig Veda in English.  The core scriptures of Hinduism are the four Vedas: Rig, Yajur, Sama, and Atharvana.  Each of the four Vedas has four parts: Samhitas, Brahmanas, Aranyakas, and Upanishads.  Yet usually when you see a book called "Rig Veda", it just means the Rig Veda Samhita.  That's what I intend to remedy with this document; this is the complete Rig Veda with Samhita, Brahmanas, Aranyaka, and Upanishad portions. One more thing: each Veda comes in...
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Dec 23, 2017 Willem Calland
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This is Willem Caland's English translation of the Shankhayana Shrauta Sutras. The core scriptures of Hinduism are the four Vedas: Rig, Yajur, Sama, and Atharvana.  Each Veda comes in a bunch of different Shakhas or recensions.  Associated with each Shakha are Kalpa Sutras, texts which elucidate the Yagnas or fire-rituals described in the Vedas. Kalpa Sutras come in three forms: Grihya Sutras, which describe household Yagnas; Shrauta Sutras, which describe large public Yagnas; and Shulba...
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This is S. Suryanarayana's English translation of Ishwara Krishna's Samkhya Karika along with Paramartha's Chinese version of the lost Suvarna Saptati.  Ishwara Krishna's Samkhya Karika is one of oldest surviving works of the Samkhya school of Hindu philosophy, which was founded by the sage Kapila and which believed that there were two kinds of entities in the Universw: Purushas or souls and Prakriti or matter/energy.  There are many commentaries on the Samkhya Karika, like Gaudapada's...
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This is Roma Bose's English translation of Nimbarka's Vedanta Parijata Saurabha, along with a subcommentary on it, Srinivasa's Vedanta Kaustubha.  The Vedanta Parijata Saurabha is Nimbarka's commentary on the Brahma Sutras.  Vyasa's Brahma Sutras are the defining text of the Vedanta school of Hindu philosophy, which almost all Hindus belong to today.  The most popular Vedantic philosophies are Advaita, Dvaita, Visistadvaita, and Achintya Bhedabheda, but Nimbarka subscribed to a little-known...
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Jul 31, 2017 Prashastapada, Ganganatha Jha
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This is Ganganatha Jha's English translation of Prashastapada's Padartha Dharma Sangraha, along with a commentary on it, Shridhara's Nyaya Kundali.  The Padartha Dharma Sangraha is a work of the Vaisheshika school of Hindu philosophy, which believed in atomism similar to the Greek philosopher Democritus. It is the second oldest work of the Vaisheshika school, second only to Kanada's Vaisheshika Sutras, the defining text of the Vaisheshika school.  The Padartha Dharma Sangraha is often...
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